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Bruce Prichard Reveals An Interesting Match That Was In The Works For WrestleMania 12

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On the most recent edition of Bruce Prichard (Brother Love)’s “Something To Wrestle With” podcast, he revealed a very interesting match that was being planned for WrestleMania 12, but it never came to fruition. Prichard stated that at WWE’s biggest spectacle, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper was set to go one-on-one with O.J. Simpson, less than six months after the Simpson jury delivered the not guilty verdict.

As you are aware, that did not happen as Piper ended up facing Goldust. Prichard stated that Roddy Piper was all for the match vs. O.J. Simpson & their were talks with Simpson’s people who “were looking for anything with a paycheck attached to it.”

Here’s a quote from Bruce Prichard on why the match did not happen: “The backlash was deafening. The people were like, ‘If you do this, you’ll never have another sponsor, so we punted.”

The reported plan was to have Piper “beat the s**t” out of O.J. Simpson, with the thought behind it being that; Simpson getting his revenge in the ring would calm down the backlash.


Prichard“We thought the end game of O.J. getting the s**t kicked out of him would satisfy some people. As those words come out of my mouth, you realize how ridiculous this is today, but you always have to try something on even if it sounds ridiculous.”


 

Click here to read the rest of former WWE creative writer; Kevin Eck’s excerpt on how Vince Russo, also attempted to bring O.J. Simpson into WCW to take a lie detector test. – SportingNews

 

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